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Allergies

Allergies have been known to trouble people, something that requires them to adopt natural allergy remedies to counteract the effects. These remedies are known to prevent reactions from occurring or acting as relief from the allergies with very minimal or no side effects, unlike drugs which only provide marginal relief with frustrating side effects.

Here are some of these remedies

Net pots

This is a remedy for stuffed up sinuses, whereby one rinses the nasal cavity with saline solution, hence getting rid of allergens and loosening mucus. After mixing salt with warm water, you tilt your head to the side and then pour the solution into one nostril, wait for it to drain out the other one and repeat this for the other nostril.

Saline spray

They provide similar results to the net pots. Since they are already prepackaged nasal sprays, they are easier to use as they deliver the solution in a gentle and even manner.

Quercetin

It is a natural bioflavonoid which stabilizes mast cells, keeping them from producing histamine. It is also an antioxidant which helps in mopping free radicals which can cause cell damage leading to cancer. There are so many natural sources of quercetin which include: onions, tea, tomatoes, parsley, broccoli, citrus fruits, and lettuce. However, for allergy sufferers, supplements are needed to ensure that they have enough build-up of this compound.

Local honey

Though there is no much scientific evidence to support this, people who have tried this remedy provide proof that it works for them. The argument with this remedy is that eating honey from your local area helps your body to adapt to allergens in your environment. This honey contains pollen from the flowers around your area, and so eating it helps you to become inoculated against the effects of pollen.

Nettle leaf

This is a natural antihistamine which is going to work for you without experiencing side effects such as drowsiness and dry mouth. If you like, you can make your tea with nettle leaf, but wear protective clothing to prevent inflammation if you are handling fresh nettle.

Taking a shower

Taking a steaming hot shower can clear nasal passages and soothe sinuses. This may be temporally though, so it can only be an added advantage for those people who suffer from allergies during spring if they have taken other remedies. If you spend your day outdoors, then showering can ensure that you remove any allergens from your hair and body gotten from the field.

Probiotics

Since allergies occur because of too strong reaction to stimuli due to immune system imbalances, beneficial bacteria in the gut may minimize chances of allergies. This, therefore, calls for one to balance their gut bacteria, something that can be boosted by taking fermented drinks and foods such as kombucha and kefir.

Eucalyptus oil

The intense piney aroma from this oil boosts steam inhalation hence opening nasal passages and sinuses further. If not for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties suggested in research, its vapor can provide a strong menthol-like sensation for easier opening of the nasal passage.